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Sep 1, 2012, 2:35 PM
Post #2 of 3
On Fri, Aug 31, 2012 at 6:53 PM, Michael <mythtv [at] blandford> wrote:
Re: Switching to Directv from Dish and have a few questions
[In reply to]
> Here is my current setup
> Mythtv 0.25.2
> 2x Dish network VIP-622 receivers
> 2x HDPVRs
> commandir III
> I am interested in switching to directv. It looks like their current HD
> receiver is the H24.
> 1) Any there concerns with the H24 and mythtv? With the HDPVR, I would
> need to utilize the component output for all recordings. Is the output
> restricted for component on any channels?
I use HD-PVR's to capture the output of H24's with MythTV and it works
fine for me. I don't know of any restricted channels, but I probably
only record a dozen or so channels when you get right down to it and I
have never tried it with PPV.
My H24 only has a coaxial SPDIF output, so I had to buy a media
converter in order to capture 5.1 audio. Stereo works fine.
> 2) I am hoping to use the network channel change script
> and eliminate IR altogether on the backend. Are there any known issues > with
> the H24 and network channel changes?
I use an earlier version of the directv_http.pl that works very
reliably for me. By inspection, the main differences between the
script I am using and the one currently in the Wiki appear to be
logging-related, so I don't expect you will have any issues. To use
the script, I have my network DHCP server set to give the STB's a
fixed IP address and that works well.
You may have to tinker with delays in order to get everything to work
reliably. I currently need a 6 or 7 second delay after tuning my H24
before exiting the tuning process in order to avoid getting 'B' files
from the HD-PVR. You can call the script directly with the desired
delay or write a wrapper script with a 'sleep' statement after
returning from the directv_http.pl script.
IIRC, there may be some additional information in the mailing list
archives - just search on 'directv'.
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